Machining Equipment Dugard to demonstrate 5-axis know-how at Mach

Source: Press release

At the forthcoming Mach 2022 exhibition, Dugard Machine Tools will be showcasing a raft of new machines — many of which will be receiving their exhibition debuts. From the 4th to the 8th of April on Stand 640 in Hall 20, Dugard will be introducing no fewer than four new machine tools on its stand.

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The Dugard GTX620 5-axis machine will be on show at Mach 2022.
The Dugard GTX620 5-axis machine will be on show at Mach 2022.
(Source: Dugard)

Offering a diverse portfolio of machine tools, Dugard will be introducing the Kitamura MedCenter5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre for fast precise machining. Complementing the Med Center 5AX from the milling stable will be the larger Dugard GTX-620 5-axis machining centre. With vastly different configurations, the two machines will highlight just a small element of the milling range.

The Kitamura Med Center5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre that will take centre stage at the Birmingham NEC event is an extremely compact and versatile machine. With an X, Y and Z-axis travel of 254 by 330 by 330 mm over a 170 mm diameter table, the machine incorporates a 30 to 30,000 rpm spindle with an HSK-E40 spindle taper that is connected to a 40-tool ATC that can change tools in just 1.5 seconds. Providing fast tool to tool times, a rapid traverse of 60 m/min and table rotation of 200 rpm on the A and C-axis and a pallet change system, this machine will certainly attract attention at Mach, the company is convinced.

With linear and rotary scales, 67 million pulse encoder technology and 16 mm pitch ballscrews — the Kitamura Med Center5AX is a precise and productive proposition. With a positional accuracy of ±2vmicrons across the full stroke and repeatability of ±1 micron, it is also one of the most accurate machines on the market, the manufacturer claims.

The Dugard Kitamura MedCenter to be shown at Mach 2022.
The Dugard Kitamura MedCenter to be shown at Mach 2022.
(Source: Dugard)

For the machining of larger components, Dugard will be introducing the GTX-620 simultaneous 5-axis machining centre at Mach. With an X, Y and Z axis of 620 by 520 by 460 mm and the capacity to accept workpieces up to 700 mm diameter on the table, the GTX-620 complements the smaller Kitamura Med Center 5AX on the booth. Available with a Fanuc or Siemens 840D CNC control system, spindle power up to 22 kW a BT40 spindle taper and a 12,000 rpm spindle motor, the Dugard GTX-620 is a powerful, productive and flexible machining solution.

The B-axis tilts from -50 to +110° with the C-axis capable of rotating a full 360 degrees to a precision level of 0.001°. Despite the high specification on the impressive Dugard GTX-620, the South Coast machine tool specialists can equip the machine with a range of optional extras to meet the needs of the end-user. The options include linear scales, optical encoders, laser or contact tool length measurement, chip flushing, HSK63 20,000 rpm or a 15,000 rpm direct-drive spindle and much more. As well as these two highly productive and flexible workhorses, Dugard will be introducing fixed and sliding head turning centres on stand 640 in Hall 20.

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